Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options ***UPDATED 2/19 w/ PRE-COMBINE MOCK***
posted at 3/26/2011 7:00 PM EDT
In Response to Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options ***UPDATED 2/19 w/ PRE-COMBINE MOCK***
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: 2011 Patriots Draft Options ***UPDATED 2/19 w/ PRE-COMBINE MOCK*** : The last time I actually contributed to the draft discussion (Wow, that feels like it's been ages), I was saying that Watt could be available at 17. Now with the CBA probably not happening before draft - i.e., no trading picks for players - I have to agree with you guys. Two things have to happen for Watt to be available even at #12 (MIN). First, Dallas keeps to what J Jones said a while back about taking an OT (all this time, they likely already changed their minds), Secondly, A third QB gets taken before the MIN pick. With respect to the picks above, I had the same order through SFF. However, I believe that TEN also is in dire need of a QB. And if they do not pick a QB, I feel that Quinn is the better fit. They are 29th on pass D. If they want to fix that via the DL, I would think outside pass rush would be the better option vs taking the interior route. Not considering who they might have on IR, I think Quinn would be the guy they really want outside of a QB. Dallas, I've covered. WAS is a question again of how badly they need a QB, and whether they think their next QB will be available on their second turn to pick. I am really hoping that Shanahan sees some Elway in either Mallet or Locker (I'd be LMAO if Locker gets picked here). If not a QB, this is the team who could have a huge motivation for taking Watt. I believe they already let go of Haynesworth. This could pave the way for a full transition to 3-4 (I am getting sick writing this.). If this is so, then they need a huge upgrade at RDE where they would have a 35 yr old, 285 lb starter. Wilkerson would be too much of a reach. Jordan is a possibility, but I believe Watt has overtaken Jordan if basing on grade alone. What this boils down to is that if Watt is the target, you are right...Dallas is the trade you want.
Posted by seattlepat70[/QUOTE]
nice to see you back. a lot of posts hard to keep straight:
re:"What this boils down to is that if Watt is the target, you are right...Dallas is the trade you want."
i was the one who said we need to go at 9 when faucet was saying 12 yesterday.
however, faucet's points today reveal dallas may not want to part with it if they decidee to go de (though i think if prince is available here, they take him. it may be too high for offensive line for them). therefore 7 may make sense.
however despite other's assertion to that our defense will improve enough on its own, i want to maintain a strategy that gives us both the olb/de combo who are both able to pressure the passer often. if forced to choose one, id choose de. but with alll th epicks we have, i am going both.
faucet and all, agaiin your thoughts if its pick 12 and fairley and watt are on the borad?